The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.
The 2017/18 impact factor of the Herpetological Journal is 1.268
Authors: Paul A. Verrell
Abstract: Part ial clearance of the terrestrial vegetation surrounding a pond in southern England resulted in a significant decrease in the size of the smooth newt ( Triturus vulgaris) population breeding there, relative to a n earby, intact pond. This finding supports the suggestion of Beebee (1981) that the terrestrial habitat surrounding a pond is an important determinant of t hat pond 's suitability for amphibians.